The definition of the name Karis describes Karis Sparks perfectly: “A highly unique, interesting person who is worth taking the time to know. Karis is witty, intelligent, passionate, and wise.”
A master of organization with a sense of humor, Karis Sparks is the Targeted Case Management/Autism Program Assistant. Karis started working at Rainbows through a temp agency and was asked to come on board permanently in 2011. She started in Human Resources, then moved to Kids’ Cove, but when Lindsay Coffee moved into her role as Targeted Case Management Coordinator, she brought Karis with her. “Karis is so wonderful to work with and so good with employees,” said Lindsay. “She adds humor to daily tasks and everyone loves working with her.”
As the TCM/Autism Program Assistant, Karis said her daily duties include “filing, filing, and more filing.” This is characteristic of Karis’ dry sense of humor. She actually plays a vital role in making sure all TCM detailed folders are in compliance, does data entry and helps with Autism credentialing. With eight Targeted Case Managers working with up to 450 families to find and secure programs, services and financial aid for each child and family, organization is essential to the success of the TCM program.
Karis is a certified pharmacy technician, and plans to become a Speech Language Pathologist or Physical Therapist. She loves the work environment at Rainbows. “I love the people and the children, as well as the flexibility,” she said.
Karis is also a dedicated supporter and volunteer at Rainbows’ events. She has even brought her mother to volunteer with her. When she’s not at Rainbows, Karis likes to cook and enjoys a good murder show.